Mit Kunst lernen und lehren
First day of sale: 13.01.2016
ENTWICKLUNG NEU DENKEN. MIT KUNST LEHREN UND LERNEN / RETHINKING DEVELOP-MENTS. TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH ART
URSULA MÜLLER-RÖSLER, GERD LEHMKUHL, WOLFGANG OELSNER
About 200 pp.
• Art therapy today
• With case studies
• Educational concepts today
Finding new paths with art therapy
This book explains clearly and understandably how children and adolescents can reacquire a sense of mindfulness and attentiveness through targeted dealings with art. While the contemporary reality of young people are confronted with numerous questions and conflicts that require a high degree of prudence, calm and self-confidence, precisely these qualities are no longer a part of their daily lives or teaching curriculums. Overcrowded schools, the constant stream of digital noise, social pressure and emotional tension leave little room for a balanced inner formation of cognitive, emotional and social competencies.
It is therefore not surprising that physiological illnesses have increased among children and adolescents, eating disorders and depression are just two examples.
Dealing with the body and one’s identity are particularly key questions concerning human development and learning during puberty. This is where the art projects have their starting point. Through the encounter with works of art and creatively dealing with them, the adolescents are opened up to spaces of experience and reflection that strengthen identity and assist self-confidence.
Ursula Müller-Rösler is a freelance art therapist in Cologne and develops museum projects together with Gerd Lehmkuhl and Wolfgang Oelsner.
Gerd Lehmkuhl is director of the University Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents in Cologne. He is the author of numerous publications.
Wolfang Oelsner is an educator and adolescent psychotherapist. From 1988-2011, he headed the school in the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cologne. He is the author of numerous publications.